About Us

Our core values are Passion for Performance, Communication, Collaboration, and Integrity
Fusion helps each athlete succeed in both sport and life by encouraging an enthusiasm for education and an excitement for new experiences. Soar with Fusion and develop the vision and wisdom to see your endurance lifestyle from a higher perspective!

Nominated for 2019 Coach of the Year through Outspoken!

Certified as 1st United States based Extreme Triathlon Coach – and the first female!

Take flight with Fusion and
soar higher than you Dare!
Fusion Endurance Coaching

Fusion Endurance is committed to working with you to fuse athletic performance into your lifestyle.

About Fusion Endurance Coaching

Fusion Endurance is a coaching company committed to working with you to fuse athletic performance into your lifestyle. At Fusion Endurance, we work with you as a team to offer an effective training program that allows you to exceed your expectations.  We offer the highest level of service by providing individualized attention with a vision for your goals. We combine a Bachelor of Science degree, multiple endurance sports certifications, a keen passion for continuing education and real-world experience to provide the highest level of coaching for you.  Having been in the coaching profession for over 30 years, we understand both the mental and physical aspects that come from sports participation. Our promise to all athletes is that we will work with you to map your unique route to reach your goals.

We are committed to relationship-building and collaborate on every coaching plan. We will grow with you as you create your endurance sports lifestyle through personalized coaching plans tailored to your goals and long-term vision. By working together, you will soar higher than you ever dreamed.

There are varying tiers of personalized coaching plans ranging from multisport to single sport plans, as well as 1:1 sessions to enhance your training. We also offer mentorship for beginning coaches and group triathlon camps.

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  • “Lookin’ Good and
    Feelin’ Gorgeous”
  • “Onward and Upward”
  • “Consistency is Key”
  • “Be YOU!”
These are just a few of the Coach “Sami’isms” you can experience at Fusion.

Coach Sami

Coach Sami is a true Wilmingtonian, having made this beautiful coastal town her home since 1969.   She grew up with a dance background but was also highly active in the sports world, playing volleyball, softball and running track for John T. Hoggard High School.   She was awarded the prestigious Morehead Cain Scholarship, which afforded her many opportunities at UNC Chapel Hill and in the real world. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biology from UNC and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from NC State University. She is interested in canine rehabilitation, which translates to knowledge of injury prevention and rehab in her athletes.

Coach Sami is “Mighty Mouse” and displays a huge passion for striving to conquer any goal thrown her way. She has completed 112 triathlons of all distances, 24 Iron Distance Events and qualified for the Boston Marathon 9 times.  (took out the middle sentence).  She conquered her inability to swim, has since become a student of that discipline and has Escaped from Alcatraz 5 times.  She has qualified for and completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and the same for the 70.3 distance (3 times).

Coach Sami is “Yoda” and has a keen sense of understanding the mind of athletes. But her true accomplishments reside within the athletes she works with in this endurance world.  That is her focus.  With an ability for empowerment and self-belief, she can guide her athletes to achieve anything they dream of.  She doesn’t hesitate to collaborate with national coaches and Olympians, as it truly takes a village to build a strong endurance athlete.

Education is
key for both
Sami and her

Sami serves as Race Director for the IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina long distance triathlon held every October.  Having recently become a USAT Certified Race Director, she can have an impact on 2500+ athletes each year.  Her enthusiasm is evident on race day, as she high fives every athlete as they begin their journey at the swim start.  She has produced and directed multiple learning camps and educational opportunities with Michellie Jones, Sheila Taormina and Matt Dixon. Sami shares her life with her 4 dogs (Danni, Fiona, Magnolia Jane and Maverick Jay) and her most awesome bike mechanic, cook and technical advisor extraordinaire.

experience & training

USAT Level III Coach | USAC Level III Coach | RRCA Certified Running Coach Level I | Training Peaks Level I Coach | USAT Youth/Junior Coach | Swim Speed Secrets Certified | 100+ Ironman Finish Line Athletes – All Levels | 15+ Boston Marathon Qualifiers | 200+ Athletes Coached | 23 Ironman Finishes, including Alaskaman Extreme, Swedeman Extreme, and Iceland Extreme Triathlon | Kona Ironman World Championship Qualifier and Finisher | Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier (3x) | Boston Marathon (3x) and Qualifier (9x) | USAT National Championship Qualifier and Participant | 111 Triathlons All Distances